Secretary's Day, The
The daily activities of a secretary are compared with those of a stenographer to show the added responsibilities and duties of the secretary.
Ken Smith sez: This film takes us through a typical work day of "Jean Carroll," a professional secretary who is tactful, courteous, poised, alert, personable, efficient, prompt, neat, and orderly. We learn that Jean's morning dictation period is "the foundation of secretarial skill," and are given many opportunities to view her invaluable calendar pad. A more or less typical secretarial film. Jean's boss, "Mr. Williams," plays the young politician in Political Parties. "Marge Quinn," the stenographer, returned later in '47 to star in Are You Popular?
Focus on a secretary's duties and behavior.
"the office secretary: that alert, efficient person who plays such a vital role in the world of business."
"she's at her desk on time. Promptness, neatness, orderliness, in her first minute, Jean has displayed these attributes of a good secretary."
"Mr. Williams usually gives dictation at the same time each morning. This period is an important part of Jean's day. . . .She recognizes her responsibility to conserve her employer's time. . . .During the dictation period, Mr. Williams often takes up other questions of the day, makes suggestions and gives impromptu instructions. "
"Alert, personable, efficient. Our secretary leaves at the end of the day with a sense of accomplishment and with pride at her contribution to the world of business."
secretary making telephone calls through long-distance operator. office stenographer. filing,
Secretaries Clerical workers Workers (clerical) Workers (white-collar)
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: ...Give Her...
Subject: Yay! It's secretary's day!!
Subject: Alert, Personable and Efficient
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